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Let It Rest

Author: Shane Fullstep
03/27/2003 | Sandiegopunk.com | www.sandiegopunk.com | Album Review
Sorry About Dresden, named in reference to an allied firebombing of Germany's famed, "Florence of the North,"and city of the same name, is both anticlimactic and ill thought. Slaughter House 5 (The Children's Crusade), written by American fiction writer, Kurt Vonnegut, tries to explain in his genius guile, the futility of such an unnecessary bombing, and even with his input its almost impossible to comprehend such chaos. 135,000 Germans were killed in the bombing. 650,000 British and U.S. incendiary bombs were dropped on a city with no war industry, and zero strategic military capabilities. That's thirty five thousand less victims than Nagasaki and Hiroshima combined, and those deplorable acts were strategically justified while Dresden was not. The firebombing of Dresden has been likened to Auschwitz, the Bataan Death March, the Gulag, the Rwandan Tribal massacres, Pol Pot's killing fields and Mao's Great Leap Forward. All these things and an expression of contrition over Dresden's destruction by a band that sounds like a throwback to the pop rock rejects of the early nineties grunge movement. Point: If you're going to name your band Apology for Wounded Knee, for instance, you better fucking play the music like you mean it.
Saddle Creek is well known for putting out fantastic acts like Cursive, The Faint, Bright Eyes and other well-received acts from Chapel Hill. SAD is lacking, in cohesive song structure and thought, it's boring and trivial and even though most of the guitar work is brilliant, it tends to lead back to completely predictable breaks and measures. If you like to be put to sleep, buy this and have sweet dreams.
4 out of 10
Let It Rest

Let It Rest

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